Thorney Close Primary School

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Through the Decades Street Party

On the afternoon (1pm –3pm) of Friday 10th June 2016, we will be holding a ‘Through the Decades Street Party’. The street party will take place on the school field and will involve all children in school (nursery children are welcome to come back to school, with their parents, on the afternoon and join in with the party).

As part of the day children do not need to wear their uniform. We would like children to come to school wearing special party clothes or red, white and blue clothing. Alternatively, your child may want to be creative and dress up as a king or a queen, complete with a crown, in keeping with the royal celebration. We would also like to ask children to bring a small picnic that they could eat during the street party. Children will have had their school lunch earlier so will only need a small picnic.

Parents, carers and grandparents are warmly invited to join us at school from 1pm to participate in the celebrations. Please bring a picnic too!

As part of the celebrations children have been looking at significant events back over the 90 years of the Queen’s life. We would like to share some of these events with you at the street party. Therefore, each class will be running a stall that is dedicated to a specific decade. For example:

  • 1920’s was all about fashion — dressing up stall
  • 1940’s saw the end of the war — party celebrations making flags
  • 1960’s was all about space and the moon race— rocket launching stall
  • 1970’s saw Sunderland win the FA Cup — penalty shootout
  • 2000’s was the new Millennium — firework pictures 

We would like children to visit these stalls with their parents or grandparents and take part in the fun activities. Every child will be given a bingo card and for every stall visited during the course of the afternoon their card will be stamped. If your child manages to participate in an at least 5 activities and get their card stamped at each then they will be entered into a grand prize draw to win a lovely surprise prize.